Brooklyn, NY (April 13, 2018) Former Middleweight World Champion and BROOKLYN BOXING Ambassador, DANIEL ‘The Miracle Man’ JACOBSand Brooklyn’s Undefeated Heavyweight Contender JARRELL ‘Big Baby’ MILLERheld spirited workouts in Brooklyn on Thursday for a large crowd of local media leading up to their highly anticipated fights at ‘Straight Outta Brooklyn’, the massive international boxing event set for Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Barclays Center and televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
In the main event on April 28, Jacobs, (33-2-0, 29 KO’s), will make his long-awaited return to Barclays Center in a 12-round clash against undefeated Polish contender MACIEJ SULECKI, (26-0-0, 10 KO’s) in a WBA Middleweight World Title Final Eliminator.
Co-featured in a 12-round heavyweight battle, Miller,(20-0-1 ,18 KO’s), faces former world title challenger JOHANN ‘The Reptile’ DUHAUPAS, (37-4-0, 24 KO’s) of Abbeville, France. The fight will be contested as an WBA Heavyweight World Title Eliminator.
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“I’m very aware of how tough Maciej Sulecki is but I do see myself being victorious. Whether it’s by knockout or decision my goal is to win.”
“I’m just staying focused on my fight and not paying too much attention to the Golovkin and Canelo situations. I know I’ll be the mandatory for the WBA if I win this fight and that’s what I’m focused on.
“I’ve watched Sulecki’s fights, he’s entertaining and with our styles the fans will see a terrific fight on April 28 at Barclays and on HBO. I’m looking forward to having someone truly bring it and bring out the best in me.”
“I have a big opportunity in front of me with Sulecki, anything after that we will talk about it then.”
“I think very highly of Sulecki, he’s one of the top guys I’ve fought, he has the heart, the drive and the will for a very competitive fight.”
“This is Brooklyn, it’s been too long since I’ve been at Barclays and I’m really looking forward to the atmosphere on April 28.”
“I want the champion, I want the belts, I want Golovkin next, if not him than Charlo. My job is too stay focused however on Sulecki.”
“I’m coming at Duhaupus like a tornado. I’m not going to compare my performance against Duhaupas against anything Deontay Wilder did in their fight, I know what I’m going to do and that’s to look spectacular.”
“It’s lights out time on April 28, plain and simple.”
“I’m ranked #3 by the WBA, WBO and IBF so I’m not on a particular track other than to fight for a world title as soon as possible, whether that’s Anthony Joshua or someone else.
“Eddie Hearn has made it known that the fight with Anthony Joshua is a possibility and I’d love to have that fight next after I beat Duhaupas.”
“I’m not impressed by anything Anthony Joshua or Deontay Wilder have done, they haven’t faced me yet and I’m going to keep knocking guys out.”
“I’m glad Tyson Fury is back but if he fights me I’m knocking him out.”
“Every opponent is tough, he’s probably one of the toughest in my career but I’m going to knock him out on April 28.”
“Fighting at Barclays Center is great, I can’t wait to get back there and put on a show for the hometown fans and those watching on HBO.”